SERVICES

Services Offered

Design and Consulting
  • Fire Safety Plan and Engineering Design
  • Budgeting
  • Specification
  • Tendering
Technical Support and Project Management
  • Construction Supervision
  • Acceptance Test and Commissioning
  • System Operation and Equipment Maintenance
  • Emergency Procedure Establishment
  • Fire Drill and Training
  • Design Review
Audit and Evaluation
  • Audit and Evaluation for
    • Code Compliance
    • By Law Enforcement
  • Retrofit Planning and Design

Field of Specialization

Fusion Fire Safety areas of expertise are provided as follows

Fire Safety Management
  • Fire Risk Assessment
  • Fire & Life Safety Audits
  • Fire Protection Inspection and Analysis
  • Periodic Plant Inspection
  • Plan Reviews
  • Fire & Explosion Investigation
  • Fire & Life Safety Plan
  • Emergency Response Plan
  • Fire Drill & Training
  • Operation & Maintenance Plan
Fire Risk Assessment
  • Quantitative Risk Analysis
  • Industrial Safety
  • Modeling of Hazardous Chemical Releases
  • Large Outdoor Fire Modeling
  • Compartment Fire & Smoke Spread Modeling
  • Response of Sprinkler Modeling
  • Hazard & Operability Studies (HAZOP)
Fire Protection Engineering Design
  • Fire Hydrant & Hose System
  • Automatic Sprinkler System
  • Gas Extinguishing System
  • Foam Extinguishing System
  • Clean Agent Extinguishing System
  • Explosion Protection System
  • Smoke Management System
  • Fire & Smoke Compartment
  • Fire Detection & Alarm System
  • Emergency Communication System
  • Emergency Standby Power System
  • Lighting & Grounding System
  • Fire Resisting of Structural Element
  • Life Safety & Means of Egress

We also offer to serve our clients more of specific requirement in construction and operation stages.

  • Construction Supervision
  • Acceptance Testing & Commissioning
  • System Operation & Equipment Maintenance
  • Emergency Response Planning
  • Design Review
  • Engineering or Performance Based Design
  • Peer Review
  • Fire & Dispersion Model
  • In-house Training
  • Building Inspection
  • Fire & Smoke Engineering Analysis with Computer Fire Modeling
  • Evacuation, Fire & Smoke Engineering Analysis
  • Performance Based on Fire Protection Design

Fire Hazard Assessment Task

Typically, for a facility which handles hazardous chemicals and wastes, Fusion Fire Safety offers to perform qualitative safety assessments. Usually, these studies involve the following tasks:

1. Plant Inspection

Under this task, Fusion Fire Safety staff members would visit the plant, and observe all pertinent operations including the transport, transfer, handling, processing, and storage of all raw materials, products, wastes and fuels. The Fusion Fire Safety team would meet with key personnel from the safety department and from other departments that control such operations as production, engineering, maintenance, personnel, training, etc., to become thoroughly acquainted with the interactions, relationships, and duties assigned to each department, its commitment and contribution to safety and the degree of coordination among departments.

Fusion Fire Safety would conduct an inventory of normal and maximum amounts of flammable materials present on the plant premises. Fire hazard materials present at neighbouring facilities which, if released, may cause a disruption to plant operations will also be identified. The physical condition and age of key process equipment such as pumps, reactors, storage, tanks, cyclones, silos, pneumatic transfer lines, piping systems, and recording instruments would be noted.

Safety equipment such as gas leak and fire detection and alarm systems, the fire suppression and control systems, water and extinguishing agent supplies, and personal protective equipment would also be examined. The general security of the facility against unauthorized access would also be evaluated.

If desired, Fusion Fire Safety can evaluate plant compliance with pertinent safety standards such E.I.T., NFPA, Local Code, etc. Fusion Fire Safety can also provide a leader and a recorder to carry out a hazard and operability (HAZOP) evaluation of the plant with the help of plant personnel.

2. Data Gathering & Preliminary Evaluation

While at the plant, Fusion Fire Safety would gather and review with the appropriate staff members the following pertinent documents and data

  • Standard Operation Procedures (SOP) for carrying out hazardous operations such as the transfer and processing of flammable, reactive and so on.
  • Preventive maintenance programs for equipment and instruments. These include the scheduled frequency and procedures for checking the performance of the process equipment such as pumps, safety relief valves, filters, cyclones, distillation systems, temperature and pressure controls and recording equipment; examining tank and piping system integrity; testing gas leak and fire detection alarm systems, portable and fixed fire suppression systems, and auxiliary power supplies; certifying hazardous material transport vehicles; etc.
  • Responsive maintenance procedures for unforeseen failures such as pump or gasket leak, a weld crack, instrument failure, etc.
  • Operator training programs beginning the program for new employees as well as retraining programs for upgrading the status of present employees.
  • Safety management practices and safety awareness programs, including the content and frequency of safety meetings, safety drills and post-drill evaluations.
  • Accident reporting and investigation procedures.
  • Records of major accidents and near misses over the last few years.
  • Emergency response procedures, drill frequency, preparedness, plans for coordination with the community, such as with the local fire department , hospitals, nation guards, other industrial fire departments (mutual aid), etc.

Toward the end of the visit, Fusion Fire Safety would schedule a joint meeting selected key staff members to clarify any remaining questions and, more importantly, to try to establish a series of credible and catastrophic accidents scenarios. The anticipated response of the plant personnel to each accident scenario would be solicited.

3. Data Analysis

Upon completion of the visit, Fusion Fire Safety would analyze the collected data and review its historical accident files for accidents which have occurred at the similar processing facilities or at plants which handles similar chemicals. Fusion Fire Safety would identify a list of the most likely, credible, and catastrophic (least likely) accidents that could occur at the facility and evaluate the preparedness of the plant personnel for dealing with them.

All plant operations and the design of the facility would be reviewed and compared with the well- established national standards, accepted engineering practices, and the operating procedures employed by other chemicals companies. Particular attention would be paid by FUSION FIRE SAFETY staff members to potential major events which could cause more than one injury or fatality and Fusion Fire Safety will assess whether the emergency response plan can cope with such events.

If necessary, Fusion Fire Safety will modify the existing emergency plan or assist in developing a new one to cope with all identified accident scenarios.

4. Quantitative Risk Assessment

If desired, Fusion Fire Safety can perform a qualitative risk assessment of plant operations. Specifically, Fusion Fire Safety would estimate the potential frequency and severity of the accident scenarios developed in the previous task. Frequency will be estimated either from historical data or from a fault tree analysis. Severity will be calculated using tested analytical models which describe the footprint of each accident. These models describe such events as fires in tanks and dinked areas, explosions of container expose a fire, and the dispersion of a hazardous vapour cloud. By combining weather data, information on population density distribution around the plant and the predicted hazardous zone from each accident, estimates can be made of a damage or loss as result of each event. For example, the product of frequency and severity provides one measure of risk (loss/year), which can then be used to prioritize mitigation needs and compare alternative hazardous control technologies. Specific recommendations are the made to reduce the risk of the accidents which are found to have a high risk level.

5. Reporting

At the conclusion of the audit, Fusion Fire Safety will prepare a written final report summarizing and justifying its conclusions and recommendations. Suggestions for improving plat safety would be submitted and prioritized for consideration by plant management.

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